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>> would you do it? >> no. "good morning maryland," i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. we begin this thursday with breaking news out of east baltimore. an overnight house fire leaves five people dead including three children. >> it happened at a home near you this goode marshall high school. as well as but right now to the team coverage for you. abc2 news' sherrie johnson on the scene, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, we are here yes in northeast baltimore and as you can see behind me here, firefighters are still on the scene of this early morning fire. we have learned that five
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people have died in the fire. two firefighters were also injured. we have four children that died and one adult. the call came out about 2:00 this morning. crews responded here to 5601 denwood avenue and found the row home engulfed in intense flames. right now, i have chief kevin cartwright with the baltimore city fire department joining me live here. you know, chief, just -- a very sad scene this morning. four children, tell me a little bit about what happened this morning. >> yeah, this is something we never look forward to. but just after 2:00 this morning, our firefighters arrived on location to a very dramatic scene involving an intense fire with heavy fire load and smoke conditions coming from a two story brick home. we also noted that there was one adult man actually jumping from the second floor window in an effort to escape these intense flames and heat. our firefighters went inside with attack lines, those expert witness to suppress the fire
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where it was reported that people were on the second floor. it was during that time that one of the firefighters actually fell through the first second floor, into the basement level into another firefighter. mayday was sounded. they both were rescued. in addition to ets to try and rescue victims inside but unfortunately they did potentialish. believed to be an adult woman and four children relatives. >> reporter: all right, now we were also told too that you know, basically one gentleman jumped -- it was a chaotic scene when firefighters arrived on the scene. we had people jumping out of the windows so there were ten people in the moment. five were able to make it out? >> that's my understanding that five or more people were able to safely make it out of the intense blaze as we found when we arrived here on location. >> reporter: smoke alarms in the home? >> preliminarily we did locate three smoke alarms in the home. whether or not they were actually working is still to be
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determined. >> reporter: the two firefighters that were injured. >> they are fortunately -- they're in stable condition. they were treated here at the scene. fire paramedic and transported to bay view medical center where they were treated there and they remain at this time in stable condition. >> reporter: now also there was another fire just a busy morning. you had a second fire earlier this morning. >> yes, unfortunately just after 1:00 a.m. this morning, in southeast baltimore, we had a basement fire on the 1400 block of bonzo street where two of our members suffered serious injuries. one officer suffered second and third degree burns to his face in a home. they were treated at the scene and transported to bay view burn center where that officer who suffered serious burns remains in serious condition. and the firefighter is being treated as well. >> reporter: i tell you kevin, just a very busy morning here.
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also back here at this fire, one of the family members had to be detained by police officers because he was just so distraught about losing his mother. we've seen a row of family members just crying, just a very emotional scene this morning. >> yes, the type of scene you never ever look forward to confronting at any time in your fire service career. unfortunately we do encounter these situations but we're here and we're going to continue urging the public to please make sure you have a working smoke alarm. there's no need for anyone to perish in a fire. one death is one too many. so we want everyone all of our family members in this city to be safe. >> reporter: all right, thank you so much for joining us this morning kevin we appreciate you talking to us. once again here in northeast baltimore where five people have been confirmed dead. four children and one adult and of course we'll continue to bring you more information throughout the morning. reporting live in northeast baltimore, sherrie johnson,
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abc2 news. it's 4:34. not only is sherrie johnson live on the scene of the fire but also linda so is collecting all the information and we're going to bring you the details as they become available here on the air and on a check of the weather outside and a check of the forecast with lynette. >> all right, good morning everyone. let's talk about these temperatures that are cool this morning. 49 degrees in glen burnie. ijamsville at 44. northville 45. you will need the coat this morning as you head out the door. temperatures below average as we go throughout the day we will stay below average. only forecasting a high today right around 61 degrees. we look at maryland's most powerful radar. not looking at a whole lot. we have all five sweeps on and we will be dry throughout the day. high pressure is going to build in and do its thing. and ample sunshine on tap for us as we go through 9:00. 10:00, even lunchtime. that high temperature coming in right around 58 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning, how are the roads? that fire causing road
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closures in northeast baltimore. denwood avenue is shut down. you will want to use the road instead. now if you are traveling through the tunnels fortunately there's nothing to get in the way. the fort mchenry tunnel as well as the harbor tunnel will both be nice and clear. if you are headed out to the beltway here's a live look at the west side. at liberty road. no delays whatsoever. you're looking at a typical 11 minute ride right now on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. and this is what the beltway looks like in parkville at harford road. no problems getting up to towson this morning. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. overnight a fire out of the beltway. on hand putting out a huge car fire. the vehicle was in? flames near the liberty road exit shortly after 1:00 this morning. no word yet on the cause of the car fire. again out on the beltway and we don't know right now whether or not anyone was hurt. imagine finding five armed
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men breaking into your home. that's what happened to a family earlier this week. the victims know at least one of the intruders leading police to believe the family was targeted. a 17-year-old has been arrested. however the other four are still on the loose this morning. well, there are a number of words you can use to describe last night's game between the o's and yankees. but one thing is true -- manager buck showalter and the team have their work cut out for them tonight. >> jamie and christian are in new york with a look back and a look ahead. >> reporter: a not so good morning maryland. rolling out on the wrong side of bed after watching this game last night. let's show you the highlights. the orioles had a great art. miguel gonzalez was on the hill and he was just dominating the yankee bats. then we have a home run from another rookie ryan o'flaherty and another home run by another rookie. you thought three rooks were about to beat the kings. then in the bottom of the 9th joe girardi from the yankees makes the move.
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he tells a-rod to sit down. we're sending up a pinch hitter. raul ibanez who homers to tie the ball game up in the 9th inning. one pitch, gone. then in the bottom of the 12th with brian matusz on, raul ibanez, one pitch. gone. game over. yankees win 3-2. they now take a 2-1 lead on the orioles. let's bring in christian schaffer. unbelievable. may be the best pinch hitting job baseball has seen. huh? >> absolutely. and he came in. he's clutching all the fans around here yankees stadium inside and outside the stadium chanting raul. no one chanting a-rod here tonight after that performance. but you know, everyone is going to talk about what a tough loss it is. what a great performance by miguel gonzalez. eight strikeouts, no walks. he was dealing tonight. he looked great. the yankees had no chance against him. they managed to get to johnson there in the 9th and ibanez there and then matusz in extra innings. what a tough loss there. talk about the pitching, matusz
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and johnson gave up the two home runs. two runs against the yankees is not going to get it done. we heard from showalter after the game. >> it's very hard to do what these young men do for a living and it's not -- it doesn't always work out perfectly. and that's part of you know, it's happened at times during the year and it's part of the process. >> yeah, tough to come back from that one. here's some of the players and what they had to say. >> breaks your heart but you know, i mean we've been -- doing great. can't complain you know. guys -- been battling the whole year. and things happen you know. it's part of baseball. >> we got to get some base hits and get some guys on base. i know when i'm on base wieters hits a lot better. me on base and him on base. wieters told me we have to create the ones you know, and right -- runs you know and right now we haven't been able to do it. there's not one person in the clubhouse that's discouraged
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you know. you look up there and you're hitting under .200 right now. you have ten at-bats, but no unis discouraged -- one is discouraged. we have to keep swinging the bat and get it done when you have the chance. >> we just call fastball away, and just let the pitch up. you know. ibanez obviously has been swinging the bat well. and just missed my location. and you know, he made it hurt. >> before the game, buck showalter had not announced who was going to be the starting pitcher for game four. he said it could be tillman or it could be joe saunders to pitch that great game in the wild card game against texas. he said it will be joe saunders for game four tonight against phil hughes of the yankees. >> reporter: going to be tough. go get them tonight. it's all we can do. we'll see you live tonight at yankees stadium at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 news. with christian schaffer, i'm jamie costello for "good morning maryland." >> here's how the rest of the series breaks down. tonight back in new york for
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game four. first pitch 7:37. game five if necessary and hopefully it is, is tomorrow in the bronx, game time for that 5:07. and you know we know, you've still got oriole pride and we want to see it no doubt about it. send the pictures to we have a slide show going on on the website and we would love to see the photos. you may be wondering what the weather will be like for the game tonight. lynette a special forecast this morning. >> exactly. i have that special forecast for you. you can see it yankees stadium. we have clear skies. ideal temperatures in cool 56 degrees and it's going to be cool. the winds not as breezy as they were last night. and the west at about 5 to 10 miles an hour and it's going to be a fabulous game out there and i think we're going to pull it off. but here back at home nothing. clear skies, lots of sunshine for today. get out there and enjoy it and maybe put the halloween decorations up. right now the temperatures on the chilly side. manchester at 43. back to you megan and charlie. each day it's colder and
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colder outside. >> you want to know everything possible you can stay warm. but here's the problem. it could be costing you this winter seasonal. we'll explain. >> also ahead this morning a devastating loss not only for the mother but also for everyone at the national zoo. today we're going to find out what caused the death of a newborn panda cub. >> nice running mates will get their moment in the spotlight. i'm tory dunnan in danville, kentucky where in just hours the vice presidential debate kicks you have. >> everything is up to speed here at 95 at eastern avenue but we have a fatal fire right now in eastern baltimore. we'll have all the details coming up on "good morning maryland." wççñçñ
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time now 4:44 and we're continuing to follow breaking news for you this morning out of northeast baltimore. a live look at a house fire where five people have been confirmed dead. four of them are children. >> here's what we know so far. two other people are also hurt
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including firefighter. this fire broke out overnight. the house is on denwood avenue and if you're not familiar where that is, it's not far from the road, thurgood marshall high school. another point of perspective of where the place is. now we are going to continue our team coverage right now with more on this story, because clearly this was quite a scene this morning. >> well, tonight we're going to get another look at the candidates on the debate stage. not president obama for governor mitt romney. tonight's debate pits vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan for a one- on-one and only vice presidential debate. tory dunnan is in danville, kentucky with details of the big event tonight. >> reporter: we're here inside the spin room where after tonight's big debate both campaigns will try to claim a victory. but before that happens the showdown takes place between vice president joe biden and paul ryan. it's the only debate happening this election for the vice presidents. biden's been holding the mock debates every day since sunday. they're lasting 90 minutes each.
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and paul ryan has been talking about the vice president's extensive debate experience and lowering expectations. he's going to be focusing on the president's record. >> joe biden has been doing this for a long time. i mean he ran for president twice. he's a sitting vice president. he's been on the big stage many times before and that's new for me and just doing my homework and studying the issues. >> what i've been doing mostly is quite frankly, studying up on congressman ryan's positions on the issues. i don't want to say anything in the debate that's not completely accurate. >> reporter: it's true voters think will win the debate. a poll was taken before the first presidential debate. 55% think it will be ryan. 39% think it will be the vice president. this debate kicks off at 9:00 eastern. the last 90 minutes and it's moderated by abc's martha raddic. the focus on the debate will be both foreign and domestic policy issues. in danville, kentucky, i'm tory
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dunnan, back to you. >> you can catch the debate here on abc2. the news of course will follow afterwards. all eyes on new york right now but a lot going on in baltimore this weekend. >> the baltimore running fissural is happening and the runners -- festival is happen asking the runners want to know as well as the spectators. but you also need to be aware of the closures. >> shut down many, many roads. so i'll have more on them coming up in just a bit. and you can always find more on the road closures on but hopefully the weather will hold up for the race. and it is going to hold up for the race, just going to be a little chilly but this is the time of the year with the chill out there. no rain at all. leave the rain gear at home and just bring the big coat. i'm going to show you the temperatures in a second. but the satellite and radar showing mainly clear skies as we will have high pressure build in for today. that's another reason why these temperatures are really chilly this morning because we have those clear skies also we did have the cold front that worked its way through. right now, jessup good morning
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to you at 47 degrees. monroe via at 45. perry hall at 44 degrees right now. and the winds are going to be picking up as we go through the morning and then they'll die down a little bit more. now, at the surface we have high pressure. there's the cold front that moved through yesterday. we are sandwiched in-between fronts because we will have another cold front work its way in as we go-go tomorrow. but it will be a dry cold front and that means just see a few clouds pushing in behind it and behind that, we'll deal with some reinforcing cooler air so we are going to have a chilly weekend. but it's going to feel real nice outside. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. how are the roads? good morning lynette. we are following breaking news out of northeast baltimore where a house fire shut down denwood avenue right between bowland avenue and clay berry avenue. if you are traveling in the area stick with the road as your alternate route. now if you are using 83 to get into the city fortunately there are in delays right now traveling southbound from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street.
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if you are using 695, here's a live look outside at @ northwest corner at old court road. nothing to get in the way as you do travel down to 95. or if you are traveling the inner loop up through towson. check and take a look at 795 not much activity. no delays as you head over to 695. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. 4:49 right now. five things you may want to know this morning. get ready to pay more to keep warm this winter. a government agency says that the cost to use heating oil will go up by 20% more than last year. now homes with natural gas can expect a 15% increase and analysts say the increase is most likely due to the colder winter that's being predicted. lawmakers for james holmes will be back in court for a hearing this morning. his defense team is now asking for sanctions against the state over early leaks of the holmes' first mug shot and the notebook sent to the university of colorado. he is accused in the july shooting rampage in the movie theater in colorado that left
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12 people and 58 others injured. five story parking garage in florida it collapsed and killed two people. this happened on wednesday. now several others there they were hurt when the roof of the garage fell. creating a pancake style collapse. one person is still missing but the college says no students were hurt in the incident. joy turned to sorrow when a 6 day old panda cub died at the national zoo last month. officials will disclose the information during a news conference and also update us on how the mother is coping with the cub's loss. the preliminary autopsy report showed the panda had a liver abnormality. and a big moment for space exploration. the first ever commercial cargo spacecraft called the dragon is now at the international space station. it docked yesterday morning. bringing with it 1,000 pounds of cargo. this is the first official shipment under $1 billion contract between nasa and a privately owned company space x. news time now is 4:350.
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it's been a week since 10-year- old jessica ridgeway vanished when she was walking to police. >> police found a body a few miles away from where she disappeared. could it be the little girl? >> out out of northeast baltimore a house fire also, more on the garage collapse that happened down in miami- dade county in florida. "good morning maryland" continues in just a bit. >> and the temperature right now in annapolis is 53 degrees. westminster 46. and the last one laurel coming in at 45. if you want to get the temperature where you live, go to our app store and download the app, don't go anywhere, "good morning maryland" will be right back.
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we continue this thursday morning with breaking news out of northeast baltimore. an overnight house fire has killed five people. four of them children and three others were injured. >> abc2 news linda so is live this morning at the scene continuing with the team coverage. linda you've spent some time talking to the victims' families, a really tough
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assignment? >> reporter: a very emotional time for these family members who have lost four children and their grandmother. this fire started right up the road in a row home. there on denwood avenue. we have about two dozen family members who came out here after hearing about this fire. what we've been able to learn so far is that it was a grandmother and grandfather who lived in this house with their adult children and their grandchildren. what we know about the victims it was the grandmother who died. we've been told her name is nancy burrell, she was 55 years old. the youngest victim a 1-year- old boy. several children who passed away, the oldest child a 7-year- old who went to ma raffia park elementary school. his name was tykea man lee. they were sleeping on the second floor. the children were apparently all sleeping in the same bedroom. there were about ten people in the house al together and five of them were able to escape. the grandfather had to jump from a second story wi
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